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AZURE MOUNTAIN STORIES
Once every fall as long as we can remember our Father, Bob Godreau,
would take us hiking up Blue Mountain.
goodreau family

Memories of Blue Mountain

The smell of the crisp AUTUMN air.

Cruising down the Blue Mountain Road in the back of the “Old Gray Ghost” with all of our borthers, sisters, and half the town.

The taste of ice cold spring water at our usual stop “The Bathtub” before starting our big adventure.

The sound of crunching leaves beneath our feet as we walk the foot of the Mountain and make our annual visit to the cabin.

The hunt for just the right size stick to aide us with the big climb ahead.

Everyone trying to stay in the lead with anticipation of reaching the top first.

The clear view of the blue, blue sky through the trees as we huff and puff our way to finally seeing blue Mountains’ most famous landmark “THE TOWER”.

Gathering at the foot of the tower for Dad to hand out our usual Mountain Dew and Hershey bar.

Climbing the tower in groups of four, the wind getting stronger as we reach the top to view the most amazing sight.

Dad pointing out all the sights from the tower. Lake Ozonia, The St. Lawrence River, Cat Hill, etc.

After everyone had their turn on the tower we would head to the rock ledges to see the view from there.

The strong WIND blowing through our hair.
goodreau family

Testing our strength to see if maybe just maybe we could push the balancing boulder off the mountain.

Trying to walk not run down the mountain.

Shaky legs at the bottom.

One more stop at the bathtub to fill our empty soda cans with ice cold spring water for the ride home.

THE REWARD FOR CONQUERING THE MOUNTAIN WAS BEING IN “THE TOWER”, ON TOP OF THE WORLD LOOKING OUT AT A COLORFUL CARPET OF BEAUTY THAT SEEMED TO GO ON FOREVER.

We are still keeping this family tradition. Every fall all seven of us along with our spouses and children pick a weekend and hike up the mountian. It would be great to have the tower open and share this part of the traidtion with our children.

Written by Sherilyn Godreau and Karen Godreau Pondysh
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